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on the horizon. the united states is also currently a threat. the immediate concern is, many of you know that, is that under the current law there would be a dramatic tightening equal to about 4% of gdp. that's what is, refer to as the fiscal cliff. and that is good. it entails a contraction of 2% of gdp, and that is not good at all, especially if you consider the forecast of growth of the united states is pretty much in the range of 2%. so that is a racing any growth in the united states, would be the consequence of not dealing with the fiscal cliff and not dealing with the debt ceiling, which are both looming threats on the very short-term horizon. and it's not a threat just for the united states of america. it's the threat for the global economy, given the size of the u.s. economy and its linkages with many other countries around the globe. so we all hope that despite political calendars, which anywhere in the world, have a degree of unpredictability there will soon be enough political clarity and now political gains in order to actually focus on removing this uncertainty and making sure t
it can't share with united states army, the united states military, you know, on one of its bases. to me that's just incomprehensible. so i thank you for your testimony and with that i recognize the ranking member. >> thank you, mr. chairman. mr. leiter and mr. wicker had said that although the chances would've been less likely, the circumstances, this tragedy at fort hood could indeed occur again today. could you reflect on your thinking whether it could occur today, and also what would you give for your recommendations to try and not have -- the greatest legacy we can give to these families that have lost loved ones are, i think the greatest legacy is this wouldn't happen again to another american. could you comment on what you think in that regard? >> is difficult to answer a hypothetical about specific events as occurred at fort hood but what i will say is, highlight the nationwide suspicious activity reporting initiative. one of the things that we are really successful on with this initiative is able to bring together a lot of different voices across levels of government and outside
, the congress of the united states authorize the post office to allow newspapers to exchange one copy with each other newspaper, for free. that would be carried at no cost through the postal service, which allowed editors to swap and actually like borrow and lifted from each other. it was a great way of filling up your newspaper for free in the early days. also in the 18th century and early 19 center a lot of state government and the federal government did not have their own printing capacity. so everything that they needed printed had to be chopped out to a printer. this is one of the ways they kept a lot of those early newspapers afloat, the printer who is on the side of the party of power would get those contracts and would be the one who was authorized to print everything, early currencies, lottery tickets, detections of laws, all of these things would be given as a political favor to the editor who was on the right side. >> so today, just a circuit to the present before it could work questions, there is a mood, it varies from day to day i suppose. some days it's panic, some days it's excit
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